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16
Nov

Article on Cavendish Pianos in British Airways in flight magazine “Business Life”

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    Thursday, October 6, 2016 The piano man How an exploratory trip to Shanghai helped the last remaining British pianomaker break into the Chinese export market Adam Cox has taken his pianos from Yorkshire to China Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian Share this article Facebook Twitter Email “When you’re working away in the Yorkshire Dales building pianos, it’s quite difficult to get a sense of what’s going on the rest of the world,” says Adam Cox, co-owner, with wife Charlie, of award-winning Cavendish Pianos. “So you’ve got to get out there and meet people who share your passions.” The story begins two decades ago, when the Coxes had a shop in Leeds selling British-made Kemble pianos. Then […]

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03
Aug

Buzzing with excitement!

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We are currently buzzing with excitement as we are due to launch our new Cavendish Grand piano making works at Beehive Mills in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Situated on the first floor, with a view of the canal, the tranquil setting of this historic mill is the perfect setting for building Yorkshire-made grand pianos! Beehive Mill will produce the Cavendish Baby and Boudoir grands. The expansion means manufacture of uprights will continue at Bolton Abbey giving more space and improved output. 

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22
Jul

The Finch Family help build their very own Cavendish baby grand

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The Finch family have ordered a Cavendish grand piano. But, rather than just waiting for it to be built and taking delivery they took a more hands on approach…  “Would it be possible to come along and help build the piano?” Asked Linda the mother of three very promising pianists. That question lead to a day at the factory helping build their very own baby grand piano.  After a tour of the factory and an explanation of the parts the Finch family set about screwing in Capstons (A very important part of the piano which links the key to the action). Each member of the family had their own key and once their work was […]

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25
May

The alchemy of piano-building. 

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The architecture of piano building… The alchemy of turning wood into a the heart of an instrument that can sing. The soundboard.            

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19
Dec

Building a piano in pictures 

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Back posts Back posts are the foundation of a piano. Perfectly straight grained Douglas fir….

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